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2014 Altima Named “Most Affordable Midsize Sedan”

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Most Affordable Midsize SedanAfter guiding the Nissan brand to another record-breaking month this past April, the 2014 Altima was named the “Most Affordable Midsize Sedan” for harmonizing fuel efficiency with a litany of standard features more befitting of higher-end vehicles.

“The 2014 Nissan Altima is equipped with an abundance of features that meet the growing expectations of our consumers, while still remaining a cost-effective vehicle to own,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations. “Year-over-year sales growth and an expanding list of accolades like this recognition from demonstrate why Altima continues to be a leader in the midsize segment.”

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In order to meet’s qualifications for the Most Affordable Midsize Sedan list, vehicles were required to have an automatic transmission, cruise control, USB connection, Bluetooth®, power windows, power driver’s seat, and a backup camera.

The 2014 Altima no doubt had the advantage over the competition with the 38 miles per gallon fuel economy provided by the 2.5-liter DOHC inline-four.

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The 2014 Altima’s standing as a five-star safety rated ride (courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) was also vital in earning the title of “Most Affordable Midsize Sedan.” In NHTSA’s crash-testing, the 2014 Altima scored a five-star overall rating in frontal and side crash tests and four stars in rollover tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) also deems the 2014 Altima a “Top Safety Pick;” the Altima earned “Good” scores in moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats crashworthiness testing.

  • Llew Keller

    I bought a used 2010 Altima 2.5S two years ago. It’s a very nicely appointed car, and has been trouble free. Love it. But it’s a fairly large heavy car – 38 MPG is pure fantasy, even on the highway. 29 MPG is the best I’ve observed, and that’s rolling downhill from Lake Tahoe to Sacramento. The other direction (up Hwy 80 to Tahoe) garnered about 26 MPG. Pure city driving is 20 MPG if I’m lucky.

  • Lisa Morrison

    Maybe pure Fantasy for the 2010 models, but the 2014’s do get the gas mileage advertised. I got the car three weeks ago and I am amazed at the mileage. The LOWEST in the city was 27.9 and the highest was 31!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to take this baby on a trip. The new atimas are totally revamped in my opinion. I had 4 larger adults in my car and everyone had PLENTY of room and I dont feel the car being a heavy vehicle at all. I have no regrets about this purchase and my gas milege has almost doubled from my last 6cyl SUV. I have a co worker that is trading her 2011 Honda Accord in for one tomorrow she loved mine so good.